Camp Barnabas 2018

Camp Barnabas is a yearly ministry camp geared for teenagers who are interested in serving the Lord with their lives, or who may not know what the Lord wants them to do.

Have you ever considered serving the Lord in full-time ministry? With more people on the face of the planet than ever before, there is a great need for teens to enter the Lord’s harvest fields. Every summer, teens in grades 7–12 come to Camp Barnabas for a week filled with fun activities, Bible preaching, and much more.


Securely register online here! You can either pay the full amount, or pay just the registration fee with the remaining balance due upon arrival.

Register here

If you prefer to print and mail your registration, download the registration form.




  • $165 each teen
  • $10 off all registrations postmarked or submitted online by April 1, 2018


Download a brochure for more information.

Camp Programs


Now is the time to serve the Lord.

It is never too early to serve the Lord! Teens in the ministry track will learn about these topics:

  • Christian character
  • Preaching (men)
  • Teaching children (ladies)
  • Godly leadership


Do you play an instrument or like to sing?

Our seasoned music faculty members will be offering personalized training in these areas:

  • Piano classes and lessons
  • Voice classes and lessons
  • Biblical music philosophy
  • Instrumental groups and orchestra


Interested in world missions?

Did you know Barnabas was a first-century missionary? Explore these topics:

  • The world and its spiritual need
  • What is a missionary?
  • Why does God want you?
  • How to be a missionary now

About Camp Barnabas


July 16–20, 2018


Ambassador Baptist College, Stockton Street, Shelby, NC, United States

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Alton Beal
Dr. Alton Beal
President of Ambassador Baptist College 2009–present
Jeremiah Clark
Evangelist Jeremiah Clark
Ambassador Baptist College graduate; campus host and Dean of Men

Bible Conference 2018

Join us for our annual Bible Conference March 19–23, 2018! If you are unable to attend in person, you may watch the live stream at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM, or listen to archived sermons online.


Day 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
Monday Pastor John Monroe Pastor Jerry Ross
Tuesday Pastor Tim Cruse Pastor Jerry Ross
Wednesday Pastor Jerry Ross Local Church Midweek Services
Thursday Pastor Dave Goforth Dr. David Atkinson
Friday Dr. John Godfrey, Sr. Dr. David Atkinson

Special Events

Alumni vs. Students Basketball Game

Tuesday, March 20 at 2:30 PM

Watch the ABC alumni face off against the dorm students in this annual game.  Please note that this year’s game will be played in the Levin Activity Center instead of an off-site location.  Alumni planning to play should email Jeremiah Clark at [email protected] to reserve a spot on the roster.

Board Luncheon and Meeting

Thursday, March 22 at 12:00 Noon

The board of Ambassador Baptist College will be meeting for its annual luncheon and board meeting.  The luncheon will begin at 12:00 Noon in the Levin Activity Center, and the meeting will begin at 1:00 PM in the Torrey Auditorium.  Board members contact Kim Conley at [email protected] to RSVP.

Founder’s Day

Friday, March 23

After the 10:00 AM service, a special interview with Dr. and Mrs. Ron Comfort will be held in the auditorium to discuss some of the amazing details of the founding of the college in 1989.  After the interview, the college will host a buffet-style meal.  Dr. and Mrs. Comfort will then be honored in the 7:00 PM service for their sacrifice and dedication to the Lord and ABC.

Bible Conference Is a Great Time for a Visit!

Are you wanting to see what Ambassador Baptist College is all about? If so, try to visit during the annual Bible Conference. Each service is packed with good music and Bible preaching. Prospective students and Christian school groups are encouraged to join us for this special week. Those interested in scheduling a visit and making an overnight stay in guest rooms or dormitories should contact Karen Dillon at [email protected].


March 19–23, 2018


Ambassador Baptist College, Stockton Street, Shelby, NC, United States

Special Speakers

Dr. David Atkinson
Dr. David Atkinson
Senior Pastor of Dyer Baptist Church in Dyer, IN.
Pastor John Monroe
Pastor John Monroe
Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, SC
Pastor Jerry Ross
Pastor Jerry Ross
Senior Pastor of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, IN
Dr. John Godfrey, Sr.
Dr. John Godfrey, Sr.
Senior Pastor at Great Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA
Pastor David Goforth
Pastor Dave Goforth
Senior Pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Riverview, FL
Pastor Tim Cruse
Pastor Tim Cruse
Pastor of Shining Light Baptist Church in Monroe, NC